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ZTE Skate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and battery. The camera and screen are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the portability and design.

value for money, screen, camera, battery, usability

design, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Skate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 109 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for ZTE Skate

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 40 user reviews of ZTE Skate from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, screen, responsiveness, camera, battery

build quality

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ZTE Skate Sim Free Android Smartphone ZTE Skate Sim Free Android Smartphone

Expert review by:

ZTE Skate review

 

The ZTE Skate is one of the maker's first own-branded handset for the UK and is the latest contender in the budget Android arena

Mostly sturdy construct ; Android 2.3 OS ; Simple Android US

Uninspiring display ; Poor battery life ; Sluggish processor

Judged against a selection of market leading smartphone powerhouses, the ZTE Skate is a laughable offering. Up against its closest and comparable competitors, it still falls slightly short of the mark, making it an unlikey contender for our list of the...

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ZTE Skate Review

 

With a big screen and glossy styling, the ZTE is great value. But fast, it ain't

Chinese brand ZTE is on a mission to make smartphones affordable. With the Skate, the omens are good: this is a cheap handset with, at 4.3in, a big screen for your money. The glossy case and over-clic

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ZTE Skate review

 

The ZTE Skate offers pure Android 2.3 on a massive 4.3-inch screen for a very reasonable SIM-free price. An underpowered CPU and dodgy build quality are negatives, but the Skate's good qualities far outweigh its bad ones.

Massive screen ; Android 2.3 ; Stock Android user interface

Cheap casing ; Weak CPU ; Low app storage space ; Poor battery life

When we reviewed the Orange Monte Carlo, we were impressed that ZTE had managed to include a wide range of features in such a cheap device. The same naturally applies to the Skate, as it's the same phone in all but name, and a slightly different user...

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ZTE Skate

 

Skating on thin ice

ZTE has attempted to replicate a high-end smartphone for a lot less money, but while I'd accept some corners being cut, for obvious reasons, the Skate has been left with hardly enough storage space to let you install even a small amount of the apps and...

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ZTE Skate review

 

Smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II dominate the high-end market, but there is plenty to play for when it comes to mid-tier devices, and ZTE is an emerging Chinese manufacturer looking to make a name for itself.

Big screen, unmodified Android Gingerbread, reasonable price

Susceptible to lag, poor battery life, bland design

A basic Android Gingerbread device with a large screen and reasonable specifications, the Skate is designed for buyers on a budget but is not really suited to heavy duty use

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ZTE Skate

 

ZTE are renowned for creating a high-end Android experience on a budget, as demonstrated perfectly with the Orange San Francisco. The Chinese manufacturer is back with it's latest mobile, the Gingerbread-toting ZTE Skate.

Unlike its Orange-branded sibling, the Skate is a mammoth handset with its 4.3 inch Desire HD-style 480 x 800 display. That's not necessarily a bad thing however, as the smartphone tips the scales at just 120g, meaning it'll be light enough to slip...

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ZTE Skate Review

 

ZTE have come a long way since they used to make the ?10 phones on Three which had the SIM card glued into place to prevent box breaking, these were the phones sold on Three via Superdrug. So considering we

Consumer review by:

ZTE Skate

 

I have an Orange Monte Carlo - after buying through cashback site Quidco = £20 back, getting £25 cash back from orange and £10 top up free - this worked out to be £75 (including top--up) After this you can root and unlock the phone and then install a...

Amazing value

Nothing

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ZTE Skate

 

Is the sale of interest in Ukraine and turkey?

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ZTE Skate

 

The large screen will suck up the battery, but if this comes as cheap as the San Francisco or close to it, I would definitely want it.

So cheap and a HUGE screen

Might feel a bit tacky, battery life

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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